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Nikki Haley ‘misleads’ town hall audience when questioned on Chinese land purchases in South Carolina: WaPo

Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is being accused of “misleading” the audience attending one of her town halls earlier this month over the sale of land in South Carolina to China while she was governor of the state.

The liberal Washington Post’s resident fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, awarded Haley “four Pinocchios” for “sidestepping” when one audience member said, “I saw something on the internet that said you gave China thousands of acres of land in South Carolina. Why would you do that?” 

“Don’t believe what you read on the internet … We didn’t sell any land to the Chinese. But, yes, I recruited a fiberglass company,” Haley responded.

“Chinese investment in glass manufacturing in America is not the same, although dangers in the consumer goods sector are greater today than they were five or ten years ago. Nikki Haley has the clearest vision of the comprehensive nature of the Chinese threat to America and will do what it takes to keep Americans safe,” it added.

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Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.

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